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General Grant Loop Trail

EASY 312 reviews

General Grant Loop Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dunlap, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 29 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, California 93271-9700 By Phone:1-559-565-3341 By Fax:1-559-565-3730

hiking
2 months ago

Go between 7-8am to avoid the crowds.The first tourist bus pulled in as we were leaving. Peaceful and quiet. It's a paved path, but does allow for some real trail hiking. The cabin is cool and walking through the living tree was also neat for our children.

hiking
3 months ago

Plenty of deer on the trail.

walking
3 months ago

Very overcrowded, even in october, and not really a trail, more a paved way to see some big Sequoia trees. Definitely super easy and short. You can see General Grant but there is way more authentic and big trees in the North pine loop trail which start at the same parking lot. It's a shame to see trees behind a fence... I did not put 1 star because it is nice if you disabled because you can have access to that trail a watch some magnificent trees.

hiking
3 months ago

This was an easy rewarding walk. So many giant trees. We were able to crouch through a living tree, and walk the inside of a down tree. A definite must!

hiking
4 months ago

Not super crowded and really incredible. There's a dead tree thou can walk through, and a 100+ yrs old cabin to walk through which were both cool. And then the Grant Tree of course is so beautiful and tall.

walking
4 months ago

When I got to Kings Canyon NP I frankly didn't even know what the General Grant Tree was - it just seemed important so I followed the signs. The trail - which is a walk, not an actual hike - is pretty nice, including the option to go through a tree. Also do this in the evening, there were almost no people there anymore.

hiking
4 months ago

Great path.

hiking
4 months ago

Quick, easy walk (wouldn't call it a hike) in a beautiful grove of sequoias. It's paved though so it attracts a lot of people who don't visit or respect national parks. We had to yell at someone flying his drone around the General Grant (they're illegal). Benefit of going late on our way into the park, was we were treated to the beautiful colors of sunset through the trees.

hiking
6 months ago

Really awesome spot to stop and walk to see general grant as well as the other sequoia trees. The trail was easy to navigate and had some really cool features to check out. I definitely recommend checking out!

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the trail as the trees engulf you! The hike to the tree is very easy and going through the fallen Sequoia really puts everything in perspective!

hiking
6 months ago

You get a nice feeling of being unbelievably dwarfed by these gargantuan trees. Went on the 4th of July - there were quite a few people there but it didn't hinder our hike, as there is a main trail with a bunch of side paths that branch out from the General Grant Loop. And from those side paths there is so much more to see (hollowed out trees that you can walk through, giant rocks that you can climb up from stairs, etc.).

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Unbelievably enormous trees. Very crowded, very touristy, but absolutely worth the visit regardless.

hiking
7 months ago

Great little hike to stretch your legs before or after the drive down 180 into Kings Canyon. Crowded but enjoyable. Good for young kids and older adults.

7 months ago

Very nice. More than a walk but not a hike.

7 months ago

Great, short trail! Certainly worth the short drive and time expenditure!

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty cool but go to Sequoia and hike Congress Trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Hike, walk, enjoy the view

hiking
muddy
snow
8 months ago

recorded General Grant Loop Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Worth doing to see the giant sequoia.

hiking
snow
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

snow wonderland! easy great trail

11 months ago

super easy. not near the crowds of Sherman. there is a downed tree you can walk through. A sign talking about how New Yorkers way back when thought a cut out of one of these gigantic trees was a hoax. Great short walk.

hiking
Thu Jan 24 2019

Pretty cool to see the widest tree in the world. Anyone can do it!

hiking
Sun Nov 11 2018

Not much of a hike but some amazing Redwoods

walking
Tue Oct 16 2018

This is a short but heavily trafficked trail in Sequoia NP. It’s a paved path that’s great for handicap, kids, and walkers. At the half way point, you’ll reach the General Grant Tree. It’s beautiful but very busy! You can also connect to this trail from other trails in the park. We connected from the Rimrock Trail. Worth a stop if you’re in Sequoia NP!

hiking
Wed Sep 19 2018

This was so much better than the last time I was here. As we were coming out of the park after hiking in the valley, we decided to stop and hike around General Grant. We just started walking around the giant trees and to our surprise there wasn’t many people around which was awesome. The crews at this park are actually getting it ready for winter already in the middle of September. As these gentle giants rising up into the sky they were just awesome.

Mon Sep 10 2018

Magical walk on paved trail through a magnificent grove of Sequoia trees. Not nearly as crowded or noisy as the General Sherman tree walkway, and I thought the General Grant was more majestic! Do not pass this by if you enter through the north entrance of the park- it’s right there!

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

Way back and nearly forgotten.... Awesome sight when I was young.

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